Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Novice Road Cycler Seeking Advice on Bike Purchase

    Hi everyone,

    I was always a mountain biker, but now that I'm wanting to try out road biking to explore the country side this summer. I am also a student, so my budget is not very high for a road bike (absolute MAXIMUM 500, but lower is better of course). I found a few options on craigslist- could you help me out on whether these are worth their prices? A few links are not road bikes because I will also be using the bike for daily commuting in an urban city as well. Thanks in advance!

    1) Louis Garneau Revolution 4.5 Road Bike 49cm

    2) Vanilla single speed bike

    3) bike for sale-Specialized

    4) 57 cm Fixed Gear

    5) single speed or fixed

    If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!

    Cheers~

  2. #2
    Old Weak Slow & Fredly! Stucky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bumpkinsville
    My Bikes
    '97 Klein Quantum Race; '13 Spec. Venge Expert
    Posts
    1,449
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoa there! First thing you need to do is figure out what size bike would work for you. In your list there, one bike is a 49cm (Appropriate for someone who is 5' to maybe 5'3" tall) and another is a 57cm (Good for someone who is about 6' tall).
    "It never gets easier; you just ride up grades." -Greg Merckx

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •